A long-time number one / number two catcher for the New York Mets, Travis D’arnaud joined the Tampa Bay Rays after six seasons backstopping the Mets in 2019. The move seemed to agree with D’arnaud, who tied a career high this season with 16 homers and set a new high with 69 RBI. In 92 games for the Rays, he hit .263/.323/.459.
Initially drafted in the first round of the 2007 draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, D’arnaud was later part of the Toronto Blue Jays system. After getting released by the Mets early this season, he was signed through free agency by the Los Angeles Dodgers for five days when the Rays bought his contract.
D’arnaud has 63 homers and 231 RBI in 500 career major league games, and strikes out less than 20 percent of the time. His 22 percent CS rate is below the league average by six percent, but he’s been just above league average this season.